Diluting the opposition isn’t going to accomplish anything but assure another term for Graham. Conservatives need to coalesce behind a single opponent.
The plan is to keep Graham under 50% so there’s a runoff. The second person will likely be Lee Bright, who’s gaining strength. Then in a one on one contest between Graham and Bright, we take out Graham.
Similar to the Dewhurst/Cruz race in Texas last year.
The time to unite behind a single opposition candidate in primarying Graham would be the runoff vote. Packing the field to get there is solid strategy.